17th Aug, 2019

Farmer hits out after lambs are stolen from her field

A FARMER has hit out at thieves who stole lambs from her field in Manor Lane, Chadwich, near Rubery.

Two lambs were taken overnight between Sunday and Monday and another one had been stolen a three weeks before.

The farmer told The Standard: “You can put padlocks on the gates but they just climb over.

“I think on this occasion they would have just picked them up and thrown them over the top because there was wool on the top of the fence.

“I have ended up selling half of my flock over the past two years because I’m getting really fed up of it – I have had enough.

“These people don’t have any respect and don’t think about the impact they will have on the livelihoods of farmers.”

She wanted to put a caravan on the site and live in it so she could keep more of an eye on her flock but she is not allowed to do it.

“You don’t know who is around here, the lanes are very dark at night and there is no street lighting.

“I feel helpless, it feels like there is nothing I can do about it and it is getting worse.

“I want the farmers in the area to know this is happening and be on their guard.”

Last year people opened her gates and let her horses into a field where they should not have been which also caused problems.

The police have appealed for anyone who witnessed the thefts or any suspicious activity in the area to call them on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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